Refresh in July

July 08, 2023

Refresh in July

Getting refreshed in July.

I hope you are getting some time to take a relaxing vacation this summer. 

I'm finally on a long weekend vacation. I am still working a little - it's nice to catch up while listening to the ocean. Soon I will get out on the beach and really relax knowing I paid the bills, created some content, checked in at the shop, prepared for upcoming meetings, sketched some logos, worked out some upcoming Hug Box design ideas - oh how the list goes on... but I love it. It keeps the hugs being delivered! And that also inspired my blog graphic for this month. I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, so this quote was perfect. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."  That is what I do everyday, as I create and plant new ideas each and every day and continue to believe that God still has growing plans for the Hug Box.

This recent podcast was played on my way to the shop this past week - "Tips for tackling the J months" If you are a small boutique business owner, you should listen to this one right now.



If you are in Georgia or planning a visit, checkout Bear Creek Nature Center. Fun for the kids and be sure to plan for a hike or bike while you are there too. 

Have you heard of Serenbe? Checkout their amazing events lists and plan your getaway. If you do come to Georgia, be sure to pop by Mainstreet Newnan as well and come by the Hug Box. We would love to meet you if we haven't already!

SUMMER NewnaNights, Thursday, July 13, 6-9pm
Mainstreet Newnan monthly summer event series at Greenville Street Park during the months of June-August, every second Thursday of the month. Event features family friendly music and entertainment! The park will also be filled with various festivities, food trucks and vendor booths/sponsor booths. Some downtown businesses will stay open late during the Summer NewnaNights, and feature specials and promotions for shoppers and guests.

SUNDAY FUNDAY, Sunday, July 16, 12-4pm
Every now and again my friend Laura (Newnan Book Company) and I will open our shops on a Sunday. So be sure to pop b if you have a hard time getting to us during the week. The Hug Box will have some Christmas in July specials too! For my lovely subscribed customers look for an email with a promo code, especially if you are located out- of-state.



Thinking of You Flowers

1. Flowers. We love flowers, that's why we also have the option to send flowers in a Hug Box. We also have easy-to-grow lavender, sage, dog grass and cat nip garden bags and seed tins of various wildflowers to attract butterflies, hummingbirds. You can Build a Hug Box and add flowers or seed tins to your gift. Or come by the Hug Box shop and grab some for yourself.

2. Pillows. Pillows are an easy interchangeable accessory for any room for any season. At the Hug Box shop, we love our pillows that are hand-loomed with up-cycled fabric by the nonprofit re:loom in Georgia. A variety of colors and well crafted. They also make small loomed mats for table decor or for the dog or cat bowls.


Air plants

3. Plants. Air plants are the easiest to take care of - no soil needed. Fresh air, water and indirect bright light make it easy to add them to most any room. They are a sweet addition to office space or college dorms. Our artisans created mini pots from ceramic to wire gemstone hangers (no copper! Air plants DO NOT like copper) and crocheted pots. We can add one to any custom Hug Box or come by and pick one up for your special space. 

4. Scent. Rose, Lemon Verbena, Havana, Lavender, Sweet Orange & Rosemary, Sweet Peach, Almond Honey - those are just a few of the amazing fresh scented essential oil, non-toxic candles we offer in our Hug Box gift boxes and at the shop. They are all natural soy candles, which are healthier and last longer. You can get a large or small travel-size, which are included in many of our curated Hug Boxes like A Day at the Spa Hug Box.

Mackenzie Myrick Art

5. ArtWe love our talented artists. You can find beautiful, happy pieces that are easy to frame from black and white illustrations to colorful floral. Great gifts and perfect for a refresh of any room.







Knight Rescue Dog


Knight is a lab mix who is about 6 years old. He is great with other dogs, cats, and going places. His foster parents adore him! Knight enjoys walks as well as lounging about. He is a lovey!. CLICK HERE for more details for adoption.





"My friend LOVED LOVED LOVED her Hug Box. She called and said it was so beautifully packaged that she didn't want to unpack the items. I appreciate the quick personalized customer service when my computer system changed the delivery address. I received 2 emails and a phone call letting me know that the address had been corrected and the order was sent out that day! I will definitely be ordering again!


The Hug Box Storefront window

The HUG BOX gift shop is located at 
2C Jackson St., Mainstreet Newnan, Georgia.

The Hug Box shop is located INSIDE of the
Newnan Book Company in the back. 
Our shops are on the opposite corner
across from Let Them Eat Toffee and The Alamo.

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